Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday announced that the booking of train tickets will resume at around 1.7 lakh common service centres from Friday across the country. Meanwhile, the bookings will also resume at the counters of different stations in the next 2-3 days. “We are developing a protocol in this regard,” he said.
He also stated that “We are going to announce the resumption of more trains in the upcoming days. We have also permitted the operation of shops at railway stations. However, only takeaways will be allowed.”
The Indian Railways on Thursday stated that 1,49,025 tickets have been booked for 2,90,510 passengers for the 73 passenger trains to be operationalised from June 1.
In the last two and a half hours, over 4 lakh tickets have been booked for the second class passenger trains which start from June 1. “So many people want to go home. Also, there are so many people who want to return to work in cities which is a very good sign,” Piyush Goyal said.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has also released the list of the 200 trains which will be operated from June 1. Indian Railways will start the operations of 200 passenger train services. These trains shall run from June 1 and booking of all these trains had commenced from 10 am on May 21.